Case 3541 METINAE Simon, 1894 (Arachnida, Araneae, TETRAGNATHIDAE): proposed emendation of the current spelling to METAINAE to remove homonymy with METIDAE Boeck, 1872 (Crustacea, Copepoda)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2011
Authors:F. Álvarez-Padilla, Hormiga G.
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:262
Date Published:12/2011
Type of Article:Case
Keywords:Arachnida, Araneae, Copepoda, Crustacea, crustaceans, Meta, Meta menardi, METIDAE, Metis, Metis ignea, spiders, TETRAGNATHIDAE

The purpose of this application, under Articles 55.3.1 and 29 of the Code, is to remove homonymy between the family-group name METINAE Simon, 1894 currently used in Araneae (TETRAGNATHIDAE) and the crustacean family-group name METIDAE Boeck, 1872. It is proposed that the spelling of the spider name (based on the generic name Meta C.L. Koch, 1835) be emended to give METAINAE, while leaving the crustacean name (based on the generic name Metis) unaltered.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith